Today’s episode is with Andrew Harvey and Richard Griscom from Leiden University. Andrew and Richard have just returned from their most recent field trip to Tanzania and in this episode they discuss their current projects (documenting Gorwaa, Hadza and Ihanzu) and teamwork in the field.
Andrew Harvey is a research fellow at Leiden University. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, a Master’s Degree at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and a PhD at SOAS, University of London. He has conducted work with Gorwaa, Hadza, and Ihanzu speaker communities and has received funding for projects through the Endangered Languages Documentation Program, as well as the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research. The title of his currently funded research is, “Gorwaa, Hadza, and Ihanzu: Grammatical Inquiries in the Tanzanian Rift Valley Area.” His interests include the languages of the Tanzanian Rift, their documentation and description, their formal morphosyntax and the histories and cultures of their speaker communities.
Richard T. Griscom is a post-doctoral researcher at Leiden University. He obtained his bachelor’s and PhD degrees from the University of Oregon. Richard’s research focuses on language documentation, fieldwork methodology, and functional-typological linguistic description and theory, with a special emphasis on the languages of East Africa. Over the past five years, he has been working with the Asimjeeg Datooga and the Hadzabe, both endangered minority language communities of northern Tanzania. He is a recipient of two grants from the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme and is a depositor at the Endangered Languages Archive.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- What if…? Imagining non-Western perspectives on pragmatic theory and practice by Felix Ameka & Maria Terkourafi
- Gorwaa language
- Hadza language
- Datooga language
- Ihanzu language
- Firebird Foundation
- Endangered Languages Documentation Programme
- Water filter
- The Rift Valley Research Network
- The Gorwaa Noun Phrase: Toward a Description of the Gorwaa Language (Andrew’s ELAR deposit)
- Documentation of Isimjeeg Datooga (Richard’s ELAR deposit)
- Andrew’s website
- Richard’s website
- Andrew on twitter: @andrewdtharvey
- Richard’s Twitter: @richardgriscom